Rush is a biographical action film about Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda who returned to the race track just weeks after a horrific crash in 1976 that almost took his life to challenge his rival James Hunt.
The movie is set during a glamourous and fearless time in Formula 1 racing, a sport where there is no margin for error and death could come at any moment.
Rush is directed by Academy Award winning director Ron Howard and stars Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl.
Published by Drive, Chris Harris takes on the Volvo S60 Polestar, a high performance sub-brand for improved acceleration.
The car was driven from Sweden to the UK to avoid the snow, but instead it snowed in the UK. Still, Harris got a chance to play with it. It’s a small-volume concept for now, but the team had a C63 on display to add some perspective.
The saloon, with manual gearbox offers more than 500hp from a transversely mounted V6 engine and described by Harris as a “loopy” car even by loopy standards and makes for an extremely unusual S60 driving experience.
Watch the Volvo S60 Polestar in action below:
Rolls-Royce has recently revealed the 2014 Wraith at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show that is described as “the darker side of Rolls-Royce – Power, Style and Drama.”
Rolls-Royce claims that the Wraith is its most “technically advanced and powerful” vehicle in history. With the 6.6 litre, twin turbo-charged V12 engine it delivers 624 bhp with 800 Nm of torque and reaches 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said “The most powerful Rolls-Royce in history, Wraith promises the sense of adventure and speed that drove our founding forefather. But of course, Wraith’s starting point is luxury, refinement and quality, traits that remain as important to Rolls-Royce customers today as they were more than a century ago.”
Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson test drives the smallest car in the world, the P45, that was built by Clarkson himself.
As you will see in the video, he looks pretty ridiculous wearing protective head gear that makes him look an astronaut.
Take a look at all the Top Gear antics in the video below:
The video, highlights the details of this exquisite supercar from the flawless red interior stitching to the sharp headlights of the exterior.
It also showcases the car’s speed and sound as it takes to the road.
Music composed by Marat Schacht.
Rogue Rally, the 2500kms super car road trip has announced that former Springbok rugby player, James Small is joining the management team.
“James has taken a stake in BAM the augmented reality, eventing and activation specialists that own the Rogue Rally,” says BAM and Rogue Rally CEO Mark Castel. His role will be that of facilitator and enabler. According to Castel, Small will look after new business and sponsorship affairs with particular attention on key accounts.
The Rogue Rally which takes place from 16 -22 June 2013 is almost 50% subscribed. “I was sold on the concept as soon as I saw the pitch. The opportunity for owners of supercars to use their cars in high-speed runs on Hakskeen pan, the Phakisa Raceway and on a closed mountain pass is amazing. I can’t think of any other event that will let you extract so much value from your investment, in a supercar,” says Small.
The Speed Triple model, the most popular and iconic of Triumph’s motorcycles, first appeared in 1994.
Bulgarian Vilner Studios decided to remake the Speed Triple model manufactured by the British company targeted for the Russian customer.
By adding new features to the outfit, Vilner Studios ensured a more aerodynamics vehicle. Modifications, that were inspired by the classic English Bulldog, included the replacement of two headlamps for one, the replacement of mirrors over the handlebars, black exhaust pipes, new racing wheels and other details embedded in the blinkers.
In 1963 Don Minkoff bought this 1960 Mercedes 220SE for his wife on their 10th wedding anniversary. He blindfolded her, sat her in the front seat, and said “Honey, I bought you a station wagon.”
Just by the smell of the leather and the feel of the seats, Mrs Minkoff new that this certainly was no station wagon. The 1960 Mercedes was one in a collection that Don first began owning and driving in the late 1950′s.
Now, Don’s son, Mark shares the history of his family and their elegant car in a video from Petrolicious.com
Watch the video below: